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|Originally issued April 11, 1996; Revised July 9, 2001
Release # 96-099
CPSC and Toy-O-Rama Announce Stuffed Animal Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toy-O-Rama of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 33,000 stuffed dogs, mice, bears, and rabbits with plastic eyes that come apart from the animals. Young children can choke or inhale into their lungs small parts such as the small plastic eyes.
CPSC and Toy-O-Rama are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The stuffed velour animals measure approximately eight inches long. The dark pink dog with a white face and a pink heart applique is holding a red satin heart that reads, "Love You." The red mouse with a white head, red ears, and a white heart applique is holding a red satin heart that reads, "Be Mine." The white bear with black arms and a red velour heart applique is holding a red satin heart that reads, "Honey Bunch." Each animal has a hang tag that reads, "704-7582." The dog, mouse, and bear were sold together from a counter top display labeled in part, "Velour Cuddle Pets ... Item #73025." The rabbit, available in yellow, pink, or blue, has contrasting color velour accents. The rabbit was sold individually from a counter top display labeled in part, "Velour Bunny ... Item #76128." All the stuffed animals have black and white sewn-in tags that read in part, "TOY-O-RAMA, Made in China."
Chain drug stores, craft stores, and grocery stores, including Genovese Drug Stores, H.E.B. Grocery, and Omni Superstores, sold the stuffed animals between October 1995 and February 1996 for about $4.
Consumers should take the stuffed animals away from children under three years old immediately and return the toys to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Marti Ray of Children's Marketing Partners collect at 310-474-7607. Children's Marketing Partners can also be contacted on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.